Richmond Live show hailed as ‘the best in 17 years’

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Organisers of Richmond Live are hailing the 2015 event as their best ever in 17 years and 18 shows.

Another beautiful summer weekend was the icing on the cake for visitors to this year’s Richmond Live music festival in Richmond North Yorkshire.

The crowds were treated to an eclectic mix of music acts across a wide range of genres from old favourites and new faces alike.

The weekend culminated in a set from headliners The Bootleg Beatles who rocked the event.

There was something there for everyone with a wider selection of retailers too, offering everything from pizza, American funnel cake, crepes, burgers and sweets to temporary tattoos.

The organisers had also invested heavily in new staging, lighting and marquees since the 2014 event, giving the whole show a slicker and more professional look.

Event Marketing Manager Jon Naylor said: “This year has been the most amazing year for Richmond Live.

“I’ve been involved since 1998 and I’ve never seen anything like this.

“The set-up week was a challenge with quite a lot of rain but the weather for the event itself was just perfect and the Bootleg Beatles completely blew us away.

“I’m delighted to confirm we had the biggest attendance in the event’s history and any profits will be used to make 2016 an even bigger and better show.”

Organisers thank the hard working volunteers, acts and sponsors who helped make the event such a resounding success. Plans are already afoot for Richmond Live 2016 and information on dates and acts will be posted on the Richmond Live website over the coming months at www.richmondlive.org.

Organisers are recommending online purchase of tickets now for next year’s event with massive savings for early bird ticket purchases.

The same team is also running a new event for 2015 – the Great Northern Mod & SKA Festival during the August Bank Holiday, details of which can be found at www.greatnorthernfestivals.com/modska

Richmond Live is a local music festival run entirely by music loving volunteers, held on the Batts area which forms a riverside auditorium.